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Melbourne
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We had the most wonderful experience at Ryokan Sakura Hongaji and wished we had more than 3 nights!! We stayed in a twin western room. The room and bathroom were both spacious, and spotlessly clean. Our first option was a Japanese style room but they were booked out, however we still felt like we got a great Japanese ryokan experience...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 July 2016

This ryokan is in a good location and it is easy to get around Kyoto from there. The room we were in was tiny which we were expecting. The bathroom is ridiculously small. Appreciate that this is supposed to be a traditional experience but I have stayed in other similarly prices ryokans in Kyoto which have larger and more traditional...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 July 2016

I travelled through both Tokyo and Kyoto with my 13 year old son. I wanted us to experience a more traditional hotel and was lucky enough to book a room at Ryokan Sakura. We loved everything about this wonderful, traditional Japanese accommodation. From the tatami mat flooring in our room, to the futons and our traditional tea-making facilities. Our room...

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Definitely loved my stay at this place. Friendly staff that speaks English as they are foreigners. Located very near the bus stop which was in front of a famous temple. The place is quite new so it's very clean and the rooms are BIG!! We stayed in the Tea room. Loved that there was a little walkway INSIDE the room...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We were staying at the rayokan for 5 nights. It was a very pleasant experience. If you want to experience the real Japaneese lifestyle and authenticity, this place is highly recommended. - a very good location, a walking distance to Kyoto station - authentic, but modern (separate bathroom), safe, airconditioning - clean and tidy - breakfast by demand (American or...

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Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 4 June 2016

We stayed here in a modern Japanese room (futons with TV, refrigerator, sink, tea kettle and hot plate) for 6 nights and it was fantastic. The neighborhood was quiet, being a bit of a walk from the Kyoto train station (make a map if you walk there, it's a little tricky) but not too far to get there daily for...

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Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

This is our first time coming to japan. We chose sakura honganji ryokan for our stay in kyoto and it was excelent. For you guys who wants to stay at ryokan in kyoto , i recommend sakura honganji. Very good service , good ambience , and clean, near to bus stop and lawson convenience store, All staffs were able to...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Nice midpoint between a ryokan and a hotel. Japanese style rooms but staff and amenities of a regular hotel. We stayed in a garden room, and the beautiful view and little deck were totally worth it. I can see what other reviews have said about thin walls, but I don't think it's a major problem because the hotel doesn't seem...

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Reviewed 26 May 2016

We stayed in Sakura Ryokan 3 nights while in Kyoto. We found that place one of the cosiest Ryokan we stayed during our travel through Japan. It has traditional vibe, specific for ryokans, but it is very warm and relaxed at the same time. Staff was incredibly friendly and helpful (and they are REALLY multilingual!).

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Barcelona
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Before coming to Kyoto, all we looked for were cheap places - it's impossible, face it. This place though expensive is amazing. Nice, clean, modern, stylish... We stayed in a Japanese standard room, and it was beautiful and peaceful. The staff makes this place even better. They have all kind of information you may need. We even had the chance...

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Shimogyo-ku
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Kyomachiya Ryokan Sakura is designed like a traditional wooden townhouses in the past and combined with modern-style life. Located in the heart of the city and offers touch of japanese cultures." Feel you're living in Kyoto while you're travelling" ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kyomachiya Ryokan Sakura Honganji

Address: 228 Butsuguyacho Aburanokoji Hanayacho Sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8347, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Price Range: RM488 - RM736 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kyomachiya Ryokan Sakura Honganji 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“They ask that all guests stay quiet after 11p.m., so we had no problem with noise. I think any room would be fine here :)”
 of 5 bubbles brookel218, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms have thin walls so you could hear your neighbors quite easily.”
 of 5 bubbles , 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Go for the rooms with gardens - they truly add to the experience when you're sat on the tatami, in your yukata, sipping sencha tea.”
 of 5 bubbles piratecavegirl, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Be sure to book a traditional Japanese room. Extra futons for comfort are available on request.”
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 of 5 bubbles SharonH935, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Traditional Japanese Rooms for the more authentic feel”
  • Futons, fridge and tv
  • Hi-tech bathroom!
  • Shower room
  • Tea style room
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 of 5 bubbles sher1208, 24 Jun 2016 | Read review
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